Bean Runner, Black Coat

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75 days. This bean variety is an explosion of colors and flavor, from the flaming blooms to the onyx-black beans with fabulous flavor. An ancient heirloom runner bean dating as far back as the mid-1600s, it was first recorded by German botanist Michael Titius in his Catalogues Plantarum. This rare runner bean produces masses of gorgeous blooms that range in color from tangerine to cherry red, making this edible ornamental pole bean irresistible to hummingbirds! The pods are shorter than those of other runner beans, and the immature pods can be eaten just like common green beans. The pretty, plump beans change from pink to purple, and then to a pure ebony black. They cook down to a creamy texture and are fantastic used like a kidney bean.

    • 8-12 hours of Sun
    • Sprouts in 5-8 Days
    • Ideal Temperature: 60-85 Degrees F
    • Seed Depth: 1"
    • Plant Spacing: 8"
    • Frost Hardy: No
    • Phaseolus coccineus

Growing Tips: Vigorous, long vines need support. direct seed after last frost, after soaking seeds overnight. Prefers mild temperatures, best as an early-summer crop in hot areas.

Availability: In stock
Minimum Seed Count: 15
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